Ezekiel 12:27
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New International Version
"Son of man, the Israelites are saying, 'The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future.'

King James Bible
Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off.

Darby Bible Translation
Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days, and he prophesieth of times that are far off.

World English Bible
Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he sees is for many day to come, and he prophesies of times that are far off.

Young's Literal Translation
Son of man, lo, the house of Israel are saying, The vision that he is seeing is for many days, and of times far off he is prophesying,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In your days - will I say the word, and will perform it - Even these mockers shall live to see and feel this desolation. This is more particularly intimated in the following verses.

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Ezekiel 12:22 Son of man, what is that proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?

Isaiah 28:14,15 Why hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem...

Daniel 10:14 Now I am come to make you understand what shall befall your people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.

2 Peter 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep...

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A Common Mistake and Lame Excuse
'... He prophesieth of the times that are far off.'--EZEKIEL xii. 27. Human nature was very much the same in the exiles that listened to Ezekiel on the banks of the Chebar and in Manchester to-day. The same neglect of God's message was grounded then on the same misapprehension of its bearings which profoundly operates in the case of many people now. Ezekiel had been proclaiming the fall of Jerusalem to the exiles whose captivity preceded it by a few years; and he was confronted by the incredulity
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Last Agony
'In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it. 2. And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up. 3. And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarse-chim, Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
2 Peter 3:4
They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."

Ezekiel 12:22
"Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: 'The days go by and every vision comes to nothing'?

Ezekiel 12:26
The word of the LORD came to me:

Ezekiel 12:28
"Therefore say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign LORD.'"

Daniel 8:26
"The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future."

Daniel 10:14
Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come."

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